Exlopre India through its cuisine: Dahi Vada – my favorite Indian breakfast

Exlopre India through its cuisine: Dahi Vada – my favorite Indian breakfast

Refreshing, smooth, delicious and tender - these are my words to describe this dish. Generally speaking, it's considered an appetizer, but for me it's a full breakfast - light but nutritious and tasty - what else does one need to be happy? :) It's not difficult to make it, so if you will like inviting ...read more »

Photo of the week 2 – chikki, the wonderful Indian sweets

Photo of the week 2 – chikki, the wonderful Indian sweets

I love the days when friends come visiting with sweets :) The thing on the photos is chikki - an Indian sweet made of peanuts and jaggery - raw sugar they get from sugarcane juice by evaporating water. It's vastly produced in Lonavala, Mahabaleshwar and Matheran - in fact, in many towns not far from ...read more »

Explore India through its cuisine: crunchy Poha Chivda recipe with photos

Explore India through its cuisine: crunchy Poha Chivda recipe with photos

If you’ve ever been to India the chances are you were amazed by the diversity of crunchy snacks in local stores. One of the most popular is Poha Chivda – not only it represents a very interesting combination of tastes, but it’s also easy to make and easy to store. Besides, it’s a much more ...read more »

Sweet shankarpali for Diwali – a nice tutorial from our friend and his mom

Sweet shankarpali for Diwali – a nice tutorial from our friend and his mom

When I look through my recent posts, I can't help thinking that my blog slowly but steadily turns into a culinary website: I've been talking about , , ... Actually I'm not much into food and cooking, but it's such a strong part of the Indian culture that one simply can't avoid it. And why ...read more »